The Survival Guide for Mining Families


The Survival Guide for Mining Families


The Survival Guide for Mining Families aims to help families survive and thrive despite the pressures of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) rosters. It’s an invaluable resource tool – both for mining couples and companies – featuring comprehensive advice to boost the emotional resilience of workers and keep relationships strong and happy. We launched the first edition in 2011 and have now sold nearly 180,000 guides across Australia and globally. Now available in print and on Kindle, the 32-page, A5 booklet features professional advice and practical tips from Mining Family Matters founder Alicia Ranford and psychologist Angie Willcocks.



"Everyone here is simply fascinated with the guides."

"The guide is absolutely incredible. What an excellent resource."

"The guides have been really well received – people were extremely grateful for and surprised by the valuable insights. I would strongly recommend the guides and the Mining Family Matters website for everyone who travels for work."

- Feedback on our Survival Guides from Australian and international companies.

The Survival Guide for Mining Families (second edition) is recommended for use as an induction tool for new employees and also to reinforce support for existing workers. Chapters include:

Prices for printed copies of The Survival Guide for Mining Families are listed below. You can order up to 49 copies via the shopping cart above. For all larger orders or to enquire about co-branding the guide with your corporate logo and colours, please contact us.

You can also purchase The Survival Guide for Mining Families on Kindle via Amazon sites around the world for the price of $4.95 AUD. 

1-49 copies$9 each (postage included)
50 $300 total + GST/postage
100$500 + GST/postage
500$2000 + GST/postage
1000$3500 + GST/postage

For companies outside mining, please check out our generic version of the guide. It’s designed for all employees who work away, regardless of the industry, and it’s called Working Away: A Survival Guide for Families. For oil and gas employees, see our third booklet, The Survival Guide for Families in Oil & Gas.

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